I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta

Just a little cream cheese turns regular tomato sauce ultra creamy. Add chicken or go meatless, either way you've got supper on the table in less than 30 minutes. 

2 tbsps olive oil
1 small onion, shredded
1 tsp minced garlic
1 cup diced canned tomatoes
1 cup grape tomatoes
1/2 cup diced red pepper
1 tbsp dry basil
1 tsp dry oregano
1/2 tsp sugar
salt and pepper to taste
2 pinches red pepper flakes
5 tbsps cream cheese
1 tbsp butter
1 cup chicken (or vegetable) broth
1-2 tbsps reserved pasta water
2 cups penne (or other pasta of your choice)
1 cup cooked diced chicken (optional)

In a medium saucepan heat the olive oil, add the onion and red pepper and cook until the onion is translucent. Add the grape tomatoes, puncture them each with a knife and cook until they start to wrinkle and some may split. Then add the garlic and stir for 1 minute before adding the basil, oregano, sugar, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Stir in the broth and canned tomatoes and bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. 
Start cooking the pasta.

Now add the cream cheese and butter and stir until melted, about 5 minutes.

If you choose to go with the chicken add it now and heat through. And add a tablespoon or two of pasta water if you feel you need it. Your sauce, your consistency!

Add the cooked and drained pasta and stir to coat.

Serves 4
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